How can I make exercise a habit?

Make exercise part of your morning routine so it can boost your energy for the day and help you feel more accomplished early!

Here are 3 simple steps to get started:

ONE. Create a morning routine to give you energy for the day ahead.

This is a simple life hack that makes you feel super productive at the start of the day, gives you focus, and provides you with a sense of achievement early, so that you already feel you’ve made progress. A morning routine gives you time to do what you consider important to your personal development, and gets you closer to achieving your goals.

TWO. Just get moving.

Don’t think that in order to start working out, you must spend 2 hours at the gym. Just pick any activity that requires your body to move. It can be a a shorter workout:

The goal is to be consistent, so even a short 30 minute workout will energize you and prepare you for the day.

THREE. Look forward to breakfast.

It’s your fuel for starting the day and it helps you to feel alert, energized, and motivated. Choose something that is balanced, light, yet filling, such as a combination of protein, healthy fats, fresh fruit. For example:

  • Overnight oats (no cooking needed): mix a few spoonfuls of oats, 1 teaspoon each of chia seeds and flax seeds, some walnuts, almonds, raisins; add a bit of almond milk or water to blend; leave in fridge overnight and top it off in the morning with some fresh fruit.
  • Parfait: layer Greek yogurt with granola, walnuts/almonds/cashews, and fresh fruit (papaya, banana, strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears, mango).
  • Oatmeal with chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, dates, shredded coconut, raisins or cranberries; blend with a spoon of peanut butter and add fresh fruit on top.

Tip: Get excited about making the change!

So you want to make a switch in your lifestyle by incorporating exercise into your day? By dedicating some time in the morning to working out, chances are you will be able to sustain this habit simply because it’s easier to do earlier rather than later when your responsibilities take over your time.

There’s a podcast I recommend you listen to that will seriously get you to rethink the way you look at mornings. It’s called Achieve Your Goals and it’s hosted by Hal Elrod, the author of a book called The Miracle Morning. It is an in depth guide to structuring your mornings so that you can be achieve more in less time.

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